Remember the fun little game your parents would play with you during long car rides in an attempt to keep you busy, and to distract you from the temptation to poke and pester your siblings? “I Spy” is a fun game at any age. In helping people find their Spirit Animal Guides (Animal Totems or Power Animals), I often recommend activities and meditations that assist in the discovery of one’s special critters. It is always an enlightening experience to have your own “aha” moments when making an earnest effort to find your guides. Of course I can help speed things along if need be, but no one knows you better than you.
Let’s play “I Spy”. Here is my challenge to you: Go around your home and office and “spy” anything and everything to do with animals – prints, designs, artwork, furniture, toys, dishes, anything! Make a list of everything you see that represents an identifyable critter. Write down what that critter is. Everything counts; land animals, sea creatures, instects, birds, even mystical critters such as dragons and unicorns count. You might even want to tick off how many times a particualr critter is duplicated.
Now this does not mean that your list will reveal who all your spirit animals are, BUT, it is pretty sure bet that you will find good clues as to who some of them are or were. You may not even realize that for years you have been paying tribute to a particular critter or grouping of critters. If you can place a timeline with the objects you find, you might even begin to notice a pattern that can be traced to certain events or “experiences in your life. I have even found that some clients who felt that they had floated through life without any connection to animals or nature at all, discovered that by playing this game, they had subconciously been connected all along!
So go ahead, grab your specs, a pen and paper, and let the games begin….I Spy with my little eye…….
What will you find?
Andrea, aka “Critter Doc”